Nettle Middle School Has Second Bomb Scare in a Month

Dr. Paul Nettle School. (Jay Saulnier file photograph for WHAV News.)

For the second time in less than a month, police were called to Nettle Middle School as a precaution Tuesday after a bomb threat was scrawled on a bathroom wall after lunch, Principal Timothy Corkery confirms.

As was the case with the threat made in the same manner on March 13, the message was deemed “not credible” by Haverhill Police, who swept the Boardman Street school, Corkery said in an email to parents issued just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A Nettle parent tells WHAV his children were not aware of the threat and were not evacuated.

An additional police presence is expected at Nettle on Wednesday and Haverhill Police detectives continue to investigate the threat, department spokesman Capt. Robert Pistone tells WHAV.

As WHAV previously reported, Superintendent Margaret Marotta and the School Committee posted a school resource officer at Nettle last month in the wake of several reported behavioral incidents at the middle school. Pistone tells WHAV Haverhill Officer Nicole Donnelly has assumed that role.

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